A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.
The sexiest feature of Kurth is this steel arch over the silos on its south side. The manholes in the floor open to the silos directly, and flimsy grates might catch a hurried worker. Grates were removable so that workers could descend into the concrete tubes, so a few are missing today.
A closeup of a flour chute.
In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark.
Part of the unremodeled hospital, above the Service Building, where employees would stay sometimes.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa Film: Acros 100
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible.